We regret that the NHHC Archives is temporarily unable to assist public researchers with their requests. This temporary shift in priority will allow us to move into a new facility and address a large processing backlog. We anticipate these tasks will be completed no earlier than Summer 2023. The Archives is currently open to official researchers only. Federal employees and contractors pursuing research for official business are encouraged to schedule an appointment to come to the Archives and conduct onsite research or submit a remote reference request through the Archives email address at archives@navy.mil.

We encourage all researchers to search the digitized materials available on the NHHC website to see if your needs can be met with material already available there. If public researchers require further support, they can request material via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Guidance and instructions on this process can be found on the FOIA section of this website. Additional Navy records can be found on the National Archives and Records Administration website.

Additional information on Navy Archives reference service policies can be found on the Research webpage.